Saturday, February 17, 2007


It's too bad the NFL is over, but look on the bright side. The NEXTEL CUP is back!

The Daytona 500 runs tomorrow and it will be back to the soap opera which is NASCAR, what with its scandals (Michael Waltrip and all the rest of the cheaters) and bickering (Dale Earnhardt Jr.). And somewhere along the line will be racing, with Jimmie Johnson looking to defend his Cup title.

Meanwhile some people claim that interest is down in NASCAR and I don't see why that should be the case, people need something to do between now and the return of the NFL. Certainly the sport is still growing in Canada; there's going to be a Busch Series race in Montreal and I keep hearing about how they might put a truck race in Calgary. CASCAR in Canada is now being rebranded as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series so that will be more exposure as well. There is definitely more TV interest here in Canada as well.

And more drivers keep on joining, like Juan Pablo Montoya who is getting a lot of attention because he left F1 to join this circuit. Anyway, the Daytona 500 certainly beats golf and college hoops on TV, and especially the bleeping boring NBA with its Las Vegas all-star game piece of junk.

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